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Capital Classic moves to T.C. Williams, brings back girls’ game


Timmone Whatley greets his Capital All-Stars teammates prior to the 2011 game, which was held at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro. (Doug Kapustin/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

The girls’ Capital Classic basketball game, which debuted in 2010 but did not take place last year, is again scheduled as part of the 39th annual Capital Classic, which tentatively is set for April 21 at T.C. Williams High School.

It will mark first time the Capital Classic will take place at a high school facility and the first time the boys’ and girls’ games will take place at the same venue on the same day.

The original date and site for the games was April 7 at Verizon Center, but a change in NCAA regulations regarding outside parties hosting high school all-star games in facilities used by college teams prompted the change in venue, said Bob Geoghan, the Capital Classic founder.

Coaching staffs and rosters are still being formulated for the three games, which will pit some of the area’s top seniors in boys’ and girls’ preliminary games before the main feature, a local boys’ all-star team vs. a national all-star team.

Game times have not been finalized.

In 2010, there were two girls' games played at Trinity University in conjunction with the Capital Classic. Those games took place about three weeks before the boys’ Capital Classic at American University. Last year’s game was held at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro.

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